Sunday, July 16, 2006

Baby Exchange

Two years after my son received two sisters at once, he seems to have become bored with them. Today we were watching a Gerber baby commercial that came on in the middle of his Power Rangers show, and I said to him "Aww, look at that baby, it's so cute."

He replies with, "I know. Let's return these two babies (meaning his sisters) and go get that baby."

I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I told him, "But these are your sisters you can't return them, they will cry. Don't you love them?"

And he says, "Yes, but we can return them at the baby hospital and go get a new baby," followed by, "just one baby, not two."

I think he's feeling a little outnumbered by them, ya think?

I told him, "Sorry, but we can't do that. You're sisters are here to stay."

The girls didn't understand the conversation, but I'm sure if they did they would've tackled him. However, I found it amusing that he still thinks of the hospital as some kind of "store" for babies.


August Sunshine said...

lol, that was hilarious!

Anonymous said...

When my new brother came home, I'd been so loving and sweet that my Mom left me alone in the room with him all the time with no worries....until one day I said I'd been thinking of hitting him over the head with a marble lamp of ours and returning him to the hospital for a little girl ha ha

August Sunshine said...

When my third, and youngest, little brother was born, I had been wanting a sister so badly that I didn't believe my dad when he told me on the phone that we got a new baby brother. I honestly thought I had in fact gotten a sister, and my dad was just being mean. I didn't believe him until we all got to go to the hospital and see the child in person. I was 13.

Now I wouldn't trade my little brother for anything in the world. My next oldest brother, however . . . now there may be a fair trade for him I'd be willing to consider . . . hmmm. Hehehe, jk. :-)

Aisha said...

LOL :)

Unknown said...

too funny. well, you gotta admire his early negotiating xkills.

Chic Mommy said...

You know what else? He asks me constantly how much his sisters cost? "How much did they cost Mama?" When I tell him they were free, he can't believe it. "They give babies for free at the baby hospital?"

I think if I really wanted to play with him, I'd tell him about the health insurance bill and how much c-section and Nursery charges really cost, and how there's a co-pay, etc... but I think it will make his 4 year old head spin. My husband and I still can't comprehend the health insurance costs.